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Top 8 Best Biography TV Shows On Hulu In 2024 [Ranked]

Aakriti MishraAakriti-Posted Jan 23, 2024


top 8 best Biography TV Shows on hulu in 2024 [Ranked]

 

Biographies deal with a person's life, in great detail. A biographical show turns those details into cinematic pieces for viewers to enjoy and take note of. While not all have stuck to historical accuracy and have opted for entertainment, over the years, more and more biographical television shows have come to the fore, some dealing with well-known loved personalities and others often looking into the lives of some of the most notorious people to have lived.

 

Shows like Crown, Narcos, Tiger King, Dickinson, Julia, Manhunt and more are all testament to the coming together of facts and fiction, churning out a cinematic masterpiece.

 

With that being said, given below is a list of some of the best biographical television shows to have been made over the years and that can be watched on Hulu.

 

 

1. Feud (TV Series 2017– )

 

Feud (TV Series 2017– )

 

Feud offers viewers a journey across its 1 season and 8 episodes. Since its premiere in 2017, it has provided consistent entertainment for those who appreciate the series' storytelling.

 

The series is an anthology that dramatises specific periods of well-known real-life feuds and focuses on one feud per season. The first season dealt with the feud between legendary Hollywood actresses Bette Davis and Joan Crawford.

 

The two collaborated on one project together; What Ever Happened to Baby Jane and despite their mutual dislike being well-known, people around them had their reasons for fueling the fire further.  

 

Available Countries: United States

 

 

2. The Great (TV Series 2020–2023)

 

The Great (TV Series 2020–2023)

 

Highlighting season 2 as a standout, The Great spans 4 years with 3 seasons and 30 episodes.

 

Starring Gwilym Lee, who has earned nominations for Screen Actors Guild Awards (Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series), the series guided by Tony McNamara captivates audiences with an evolving narrative.

 

The Great is about Catherine the Great, an aristocratic woman who lived in rural Russia during the 18th century. Her life and situations revolving around it forced her to choose between her own happiness and the happiness and future of Russia when she was made to marry Peter III of Russia.

 

Available Countries: United States

 

 

3. American Crime Story (TV Series 2016– )

 

American Crime Story (TV Series 2016– )

 

In the world of critical acclaim that is American Crime Story, the exceptional performances by Sarah Paulson, Annaleigh Ashford, and Sterling K. Brown have been pivotal in its brilliance.

 

Among them, Sterling K. Brown stands out, having secured Critics Choice Television Awards (Best Supporting Actor in a Movie Made for Television or Limited Series). The portrayal of Christopher Darden is marked by depth and emotion, contributing to the show's status as a true masterpiece.

 

The series examines some of the most infamous and historical American crimes that were not just spine-chilling but also made the entire country stop and take notice, ensuring no one forgot it easily.

 

While season 1 covered 'The People vs. OJ Simpson's' murder trial, season 2 was on 'The Assassination of Gianni Versace' and season 3 was about The Monica Lewinsky affair.

 

Available Countries: United States

 

 

4. Manhunt (TV Series 2017–2020)

 

Manhunt (TV Series 2017–2020)

 

Manhunt is a fan-favourite title that one should consider if they have an affinity for biography-crime. This captivating show, created by Andrew Sodroski, features Gethin Anthony, Arliss Howard, and Kelly Jenrette in the lead. The series spans 2 seasons and 18 episodes.

 

Manhunt is set in 1995 when FBI profiler James R. Fitzgerald is brought into the Unabom task force, a team that's looking into the investigations of the bombing and murders that were perpetrated by an unidentified man known merely as a 'Unabomber.' Several of the methods that he uses to identify the perpetrator are new and unverified.

 

Available Countries: United States

 

 

5. Victoria (TV Series 2016–2019)

 

Victoria (TV Series 2016–2019)

 

Highlighting season 2 as a standout, Victoria spans 3 years with 3 seasons and 25 episodes.

 

Starring Jenna Coleman, who has earned Monte-Carlo TV Festival (Outstanding Actress in a Drama TV Series), the series guided by Daisy Goodwin captivates audiences with an evolving narrative.

 

Victoria takes an intimate look into the early life of Princess Alexandrina, who becomes Queen Victoria, right from her ascension to the throne, at the tender and young age of 18, right up to her courtship and marriage to Prince Albert. The series sees her juggle the everyday duties of a monarch, wife and mother during her long reign.

 

Available Countries: Japan

 

 

6. Trust (TV Series 2018–2018)

 

Trust (TV Series 2018–2018)

 

With Harris Dickinson, Donald Sutherland, and Hilary Swank in leading roles, Trust has expanded over 1 year, spanning 1 season and 10 episodes. Created by Simon Beaufoy, the series embraces a variety of elements.

 

The series is set in 1973 Rome, where John Paul Getty III, the heir and younger member of a renowned oil tycoon family gets kidnapped by the Italian mob in exchange for a hefty ransom.

 

Meanwhile, his grandfather is least bothered to try to have him back, as he truly believes that the kidnapping was staged by his grandson in exchange for the money.

 

Available Countries: United States

 

 

7. For Life (TV Series 2020–2021)

 

For Life (TV Series 2020–2021)

 

Starring Nicholas Pinnock, Indira Varma, and Joy Bryant at the forefront, For Life, created by Hank Steinberg, is a biography-crime series. Its journey spans 2 seasons and 2 years.

 

For Life is the story of Aaron Wallace who gets sentenced to lifelong incarceration for a crime he did not commit. While choosing to seek justice for himself, he decides to learn the law and litigations and becomes a lawyer to work as a defence attorney and help the other inmates get justice as well.

 

Available Countries: United States

 

 

8. Wu-Tang: An American Saga (TV Series 2019–2023)

 

Wu-Tang: An American Saga (TV Series 2019–2023)

 

Highlighting season 2 as a standout, Wu-Tang: An American Saga spans 5 years with 3 seasons and 30 episodes.

 

Starring Ashton Sanders, who has earned nominations for Black Reel Awards for Television (Outstanding Supporting Actor, Drama Series), the series guided by RZA captivates audiences with an evolving narrative.

 

Wu-Tang Clan, a highly influential and legendary hip-hop group from Staten Island, New York, witnesses the lives and struggles of the group's members, including RZA, GZA, Ghostface Killah, Raekwon, Method Man, and others, as they navigate the challenges of life in the city during the early 1990s. 

 

On their journey to becoming successful musicians, the young artists from underprivileged backgrounds learned to use their creativity and strong ties of friendship to achieve their dreams.

 

Available Countries: United States

 

 

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